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Make a successful transition to civvy street A practical guide
Make a successful transition to civvy street A practical guide
NEWS

When it comes to your resettlement, a number of organisations exist to provide support and guidance, says Hannah Swarbrick, an Associate in the Military Claims Team at specialist law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, but pinning down the right information can seem an overwhelming task. With this is mind, she has written this article to address some of the FAQs raised by her clients …

Helpline aims to combat isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Helpline aims to combat isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic
NEWS

Forcesline, a free and confidential telephone helpline, email and webchat service from SSAFA has been working hard to combat loneliness and isolation among the Armed Forces community during the pandemic …

Charity calls for community contribution
Charity calls for community contribution
NEWS

Recent research by Armed Forces SSAFA charity found that 60% of respondents wish they had done more to support others during the pandemic …

Tough times and tackling turning points
Tough times and tackling turning points
NEWS

NASA astronaut Steve Swanson recently met military veteran Jack Cummings in an inspirational episode of the Resilience Sessions podcast …

Thriving after adversity
Thriving after adversity
NEWS

The latest episode of the Resilience Sessions podcast features SAS hero and TV star Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham in conversation with Invictus Games gold winner Alex Krol

Team take on Snowdon challenge (x 3!) for Armed Forces charity
Team take on Snowdon challenge (x 3!) for Armed Forces charity
NEWS

Three men from North Wales set themselves the incredible challenge of climbing Snowdon three times in 24 hours to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

Welcome to Boarding for Military Families at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall
Welcome to Boarding for Military Families at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall
NEWS

A film to demonstrate the wonderful pupils of St Mary’s Hall, an insight into boarding life and a behind the scenes look into Stonyhurst facilities. The film features Headmaster Ian Murphy, Head of Boarding Kirk Stokes, Head of History Paul Garlington and Mrs Charlotte Dilworth - SENCO.

Blesma’s Resilience Sessions podcast returns
Blesma’s Resilience Sessions podcast returns
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The Resilience Sessions podcast, which brings together injured veterans and public figures in candid and inspirational conversation, is returning for its second series …

New SIA website: update your bookmarks!
New SIA website: update your bookmarks!
NEWS

On 10 December the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is moving its website to a new address – part of gov.uk – and closing its current site …

Support the Forces community with 12 Days of Kindness this Christmas
Support the Forces community with 12 Days of Kindness this Christmas
NEWS

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is calling on the public to take part in its 12 Days of Kindness initiative to give back to local communities while raising much needed funds to support the men, women and families of the Armed Forces …

Spark a brighter future with free Electronics Skills Programme
Spark a brighter future with free Electronics Skills Programme
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Tech Lancaster has launched the free training scheme to fast-track Greater Manchester and Lancashire residents into new careers in electronics and technology …

Study for a PT qualification throughout the COVID-19 outbreak
Study for a PT qualification throughout the COVID-19 outbreak
NEWS

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the country face one of the most difficult periods in its history. Many of us now find ourselves having to stay at home, leaving behind our usual daily routines. This is particularly frustrating for fitness enthusiasts, who are used to being active all the time ...

Worried about your career prospects in a corona world?
Worried about your career prospects in a corona world?
NEWS

Best-selling careers author John Lees’ latest edition of his book, How to Get a Job You Love, is here to offer advice and reassurance …

A helping hand for Gildea House families this Christmas
A helping hand for Gildea House families this Christmas
NEWS

Fujitsu is working with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to raise much-needed funds to provide presents for families at the charity’s Gildea House …

Helping Service leavers become cyber specialists
Helping Service leavers become cyber specialists
NEWS

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity is launching a new partnership with TechVets, an organisation dedicated to building a bridge for veterans – like Gareth Paterson (picture above) – into cyber security and the technology sector …

Project Future: finding opportunity amid uncertainty
Project Future: finding opportunity amid uncertainty
NEWS

You want to be your own boss, but how do you take the right decision and make it happen? The world of work is probably unrecognisable from when you started your career, but even though it’s full of uncertainty, it’s also full of opportunity. Never has it been easier to start a business and make an impact in the world …

Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
NEWS

Manchester United has become the first Premier League football club to stream its dedicated club channel, MUTV, free of charge on BFBS TV Player …

IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award
IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award
NEWS

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same ...

Discount electricals for SSAFA beneficiaries
Discount electricals for SSAFA beneficiaries
NEWS

Online electricals retailer AO has announced a national partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. As SSAFA’s white goods supplier of choice, beneficiaries now have access to a range of appliances at a fixed discounted price ...

Empowering you!
Empowering you!
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RFEA is offering new services to give more employment support to military women, spouses and partners …

Training Courses See all

CNet Training Ltd | Telecommunications
CNet Training has been designing and delivering network cabling Resettlement Programs since 1996.
International, Nationwide
XS Training Ltd | Building - Electrical
XS Training Ltd provides Electrical Training Courses such as City & Guilds NVQ 2357 Level 3 in Electrical Installation and/or Electrical Maintenance which will enable you to apply for your contractors’ JIB grading (Gold Card).
Nationwide
ITonlinelearning | Computing & IT
If you are a member of the Armed Forces, or have recently left, we are ready to help you with your new career. Our Advisors can walk you through the process and tailor a study package to suit your skills and to assist you in finding the perfect career.
International, Nationwide, South East
Jelen Premier Wildlife Services | Deer Management
Jelen Premier Wildlife Services are the providers of the largest range of deer-related training courses in Europe, and one of the few Deer Control & Husbandry training providers in the country approved by LANTRA
South West
Skills4Stem Ltd | Administration
Skills4Stem is a Global Training Provider with a focus on providing international technical qualifications in Construction, Engineering and Project Management.
International, Nationwide

Latest Jobs See all

BAE Systems Saudi Arabia | AviationDefence StudiesEngineering - Electrical / ElectronicEngineering - Mechanical
When you’re considering working and living in Saudi Arabia, we appreciate that you’ll be taking all kinds of factors into account. The anticipation of discovering a new way of life is exciting and probably prompts many questions. BAE Systems has been present in Saudi Arabia for over 50 years. Over that time, we have successfully relocated many employees and we would like to give you a flavour of what they’ve experienced.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​ | Facilities Management Health Care and Nursing Motor IndustryRetail
This role sits within the Technical Customer Services and you will be responsible for the service and repair of floorcare machines and associated floorcare equipment within defined OTIF and First time Fix targets and to the Customer’s satisfaction.
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​
Bulldog Publishing Sales Exec | Sales
Bulldog Publishing Ltd has been established for over 20 years, with the sole purpose of providing forces leavers and serving personnel with up to date and accurate information on education, resettlement, and recruitment. Our market leading publications are well respected within the military community, and our readers play an active part in providing us with the feedback that keeps us at the forefront of military publishing.
Bulldog Publishing Media Sales Exec
Transport For London (TFL) | Transport & LogisticsTransport Management
The Compliance, Policing and On-street Services (CPOS) Directorate delivers integrated pan-TfL enforcement, compliance, policing, security and community safety functions in support of our transport priorities. We provide uniformed services across TfL, be it one of our circa 2,500 police officers or our own uniformed officers, we lead on workplace violence and aggression ensuring a pan modal approach to ensure our network is safe, and to support and look after our people who work in some of the most challenging environments
Transport For London
Mid Level Java Developer | Computing & IT
We are looking for a focus purely on Java skills - we need to make sure they have commercial experience and evidence of what they have done in their previous role.

University See all

York St John University | Education
Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place.
Yorkshire and Humber
ITonlinelearning | Computing & IT
If you are a member of the Armed Forces, or have recently left, we are ready to help you with your new career. Our Advisors can walk you through the process and tailor a study package to suit your skills and to assist you in finding the perfect career.
International, Nationwide, South East
University of Bolton | Computing & IT
You can join the 82% of former UK armed force members that find employment with the support of Greater Manchester’s No.1 university.
North West
Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London | Distance Learning
The Blizard Institute is home to a lively postgraduate community, and its Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes are led by experts and informed by the latest research. We offer courses both in-house and through Distance Learning, with The Blizard Institute having the largest proportion of distance learning courses found within Queen Mary University of London. We have a wide range of PGT courses run by several of our Centres within the Blizard, which focus on knowledge, theory, research methodology and practical application.
Greater London
Wiltshire College & University Centre | Health & Safety
Wiltshire College and University Centre has a long association with the military and is a proud supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant.
South West